Brussels Sprouts Gardening Guides for Teachers

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  • Brussels SproutsVegetable

  • Cut or tug sharply to remove sprouts (buttons) when 3cm across and tightly closed, working up the stem. Can taste better after frost. Use the top leaves as a cabbage

    Mulch to conserve moisture. Plants are top-heavy so stake and pull soil around stems (earth-up). Remove yellowing leaves. Cover with netting to help protect from pests

    Growing guide

    Average time to harvestFrom 20 weeks

    Equipment neededStakes, twine, netting

    Germination time7-12 days

    Average plant size75cm tall, 40cm wide

    Family group to grow withBrassica: swede, calabrese

    Seed saving group5 - Biennial, needs isolation

    Key nutritional contentFolate, vitamin C, fibre

    Vegetable

    Brussels Sprouts Suggested varieties: Darkmar 21, Nautic F1, Rubine

    Sow indoors Sow outdoors Plant out/transplant Harvest Use cloche

    2.5cm = 1 inch 30 cm = 1 foot

    Sow seed 0.5cm deep in pots or seedbed. Transplant seedlings when 10cm tall at 60cm apart in firm fertile soil; bottom leaves touching the soilP

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